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Old 17 May 2009, 17:01   #1
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What type of RIB is needed for cross channel?

Going to be buying my first rib this season, but was just wondering what would be the minimum type required for the VERY occasional cross channel trip.

Live on the Isle of Wight, so most of our trips would be in the Solent, or along the South coast, but would be good (but not essential!) if could get something should the whim to travel the channel tickle our fancy.

Thinking of something around 6.5m, perhaps a Cobra, Ballistic or Ribeye.
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Going to be buying my first rib this season, but was just wondering what would be the minimum type required for the VERY occasional cross channel trip.

Live on the Isle of Wight, so most of our trips would be in the Solent, or along the South coast, but would be good (but not essential!) if could get something should the whim to travel the channel tickle our fancy.

Thinking of something around 6.5m, perhaps a Cobra, Ballistic or Ribeye.
6.5m would be nice, but Peter White (experienced instructor and author) crossed in a 5.2m rib in 92. However it is the sea conditions which will dictate if you go or not rather thant he size of the rib. Lots of folk on here have crossed, worth using the search for "Alderney" to have a good read.

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Going to be buying my first rib this season, but was just wondering what would be the minimum type required for the VERY occasional cross channel trip.
As Pete says, it is the weather that matters. Any boat will cope with a channel crossing, so long as the weather is good. The question you need to answer for yourself is - what conditions do I want my boat to cope with.

I fully intend to take our 6m RIB over to Cowes next month, but if the weather suggests anything over a F4 then I shall fly in stead!
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You could look at this http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/RBK021

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6.5m would be nice, but Peter White (experienced instructor and author) crossed in a 5.2m rib in 92. However it is the sea conditions which will dictate if you go or not rather thant he size of the rib. Lots of folk on here have crossed, worth using the search for "Alderney" to have a good read.

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I'm a bit new to this forum malarkey but Personally i would steer clear of the mass produced imported ribs that will fall to bits and compress your spine. I would be looking for a decent British built rib with a commercial pedigree i.e the Red bay-Ribcraft-Ribquest- Humber, over the years I have owned and used quite a few ribs and at the moment i am very pleased with my 6.3m Ribquest from the new company, it has been used quite a lot in varying seas off the west coast of Scotland and is very capable and comfortable. I will also say its probably one the best put together Ribs I've seen, I have to say for a fairly new company they seem to be getting it right.
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Another first poster bigging up the Ribquest
And he calls his boat "SCARP". is that an anagram?
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This is exactly the reason i have stayed away from posting on this forum in the past, because you get comments like this from small minded people who's limited rib experience equates to pottering round the the bay in north wales.
spouting comments that are based on little or NO knowledge. And for you information SCARP is a small island off the west coat of Lewis.
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